One low point: learning that my sister’s aide quit and that her long time case worker has assigned my sister to someone else.

One balancing point: reading the words, “we refrain from protecting them from the consequences of their actions.”

Three high points: party goer who has been studying racial inequity for twenty years saying, “and that’s why I enjoy your blog so much,” then walking home from Solstice gathering in the rain feeling oh so grounded and grateful and finally, an hour later, K returning from China.

15 thoughts on “Transitions

        1. deemallon

          The social worker’s job is to shield people from their worst inclinations, to the extent possible.

  1. Michelle Skater

    Damn! But you are very balanced. I quit helping a long time friend almost a year a go when sh became unbearably destructive. Al-anon had sage advice. We can not always help. Meanwhile, your Moon in Rain is a wonderful shot.

  2. Nancy

    Such a great photo, with that ‘small’ looking structure captured in the bottom quadrant, its lights all ablaze, looking both far away and welcoming at the same time. A timely quote indeed. xo

  3. deb

    Your words and that picture gave enough sweet/bitter for tears. This is as good as Christmas gets, especially K’s safe return.

    1. deemallon

      Hi Deb. Sometimes the simplest things are the best. I guess that’s something we ought to understand by the time we hit our 60’s.


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